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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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AleSmith Decadence is a dark Weizenbock featuring malted wheat and a unique German yeast. A complex blend of rich, dark fruit flavors and a yeast derived spiciness create a deliciously balanced beer. Dark ruby hues and smooth full-bodied mouthfeel are highlighted in this classic Bavarian style.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle, Thx very much Plovmand ! ....pours black with medium off white head.... the aroma is rasins, dark fruits, roasted malt, the flavor is roastey, dark fruits, banana,vanillia and some alcohol finish.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6592) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours almost black with a big steady creamy beige head leaving steady curtains at the glass. The aroma is quite malty and somewhat fruity. Sweet caramel, berries and the alcohol is lightly profound. The flavour is heavy malty and caramelish with wheat, banana and dark fruit. Light licorice and light coffee. Quite creamy textured. Long sweet fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a hazy, muddy brown and ruby glow, all with a relatively thin tan and light-brown head. Aroma of strong alcohol, malt, pit fruits, earth, nuts and a decent amount of yeast. Pungent full-bodied; Strong yeast and alcohol flavours dominate with a lot of wheat and malt, prunes, pears and some spices touching as well. Aftertaste is potent and deep with the fruit and alcohol taking centre stage - a earthy bit at the end and some nuttiness noticeable, but the alcohol and pit fruits dominate. Overall, a nice and pungent beer with good flavours abound and a sweet, yet strong finish. I sampled this 75 cL bottle complete with gold top, purchased from the Olive Tree MarketPlace in San Diego, California on 09-February-2011 sampled camping in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia in July 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
From a bomber. Maple color with thin tan head. Nose is very winey and grapey. Taste follows the nose and is very dry. Not sweet enough for my liking but a modest beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo! in Greenbrae. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that recedes steadily. Strong banana aroma with notes of caramel malt and yeast behind it. Medium to full body with flavors of bananas and dark fruit primarily, plus bready malt, yeast and spices. The finish is fruity with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. Good beer through and through.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours a brown sugar color, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma of malt and chocolate and bananas. This beer has plenty of carbonation, but it somehow balances perfectly with the rich malt flavor, hints of chocolate and banana (the perfect amount), and somehow finishes perfectly dry and leaves you amazed and wanting more. This one was a great birthday treat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Thanks again for tracking this down! Cloudy, dark brown body with a brown head. Very nice, banana, clove, dark wheat, slightly roasty malty, banana bread nose. Pretty toasty dark wheat malty flavor with a bit of a twang, fairly strong banana, yeasty flavor with more of the banana and some bitterness on the finish. A little chewy, a little sticky mouth feel. Dark wheat, yeasty aftertaste. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy, burnt brown with a thin, cloudy off white head. Nose is very estery, banana, cloves, a little earthy, malty, overripe fruit. Flavor is malty, bananas, cloves, a little booze, rum. Full bodied, sweet finish. Good example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Frothy tan head on dark caramel brown/red beer. Aroma is heavy banana/clove over thick, sweet malt and a tinge of alcohol. Taste is clove up front followed by sweet malt/raisin, bit of pepper, and an alcohol tinge. This beer is drinking really well and Iím regretting not buying multiple bottles when I had the chance - I could really see this improving for the positive in the next 2-3 years. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to overlord for the bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a half-finger of an off-white head and some spotty lacing. The nose smells like banana, clove, and too much roasted malt and chocolate for the style. All but the malt is a bit too faint for such a big beer. The taste has quite a bit of stronger malt and not enough yeast character. Itís actually pretty plain. Medium body with light carbonation. I donít really have all that much to say about this. As it warms some more sweeter malts and dark fruits come through, but itís still not all that impressive. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2010


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